The need to prevent impaired persons from affecting safety in the workplace cannot be overstated. Recent changes in Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Legislation, together with better informed employers, has brought forth a realization that serious attention must be given to ensuring that employees arriving to the workplace are “fit-for-work”
People do not want to work in an environment where they are or could be at risk due to another worker's alcohol or drug abuse. While the employer has the primary responsibility of ensuring compliance with relevant OH&S Legislation, it is the duty of both the worker and the employer to comply with it.
This online Alcohol and Drug Awareness course emphasizes the seriousness of being “fit-for-work” and identifies personal responsibilities as they relate to ensuring the health and safety of all workers.
The prevalence of alcohol and drug related issues in the workplace today
Legalities governing “fit-for-work” policies in the workplace
Wise choices and compliance
Alcohol and drug work standards
Actions to take if a worker is suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Consequences for non-compliance
Reasons why one might be asked to submit to drug and alcohol testing
Testing & Certification
Testing conducted throughout this online Alcohol and Drug Awareness course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.
Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.